Summerjam is Europe’s largest continuous reggae festival, taking place in Cologne, Germany. With over 25,000 attendees venturing to Europe each summer, this year’s lineup boasts some of the biggest touring acts from Europe, the Caribbean, South Pacific & the USA.
With many music lovers still unsure of Snoop Lion’s longevity in the reggae genre after changing his performing title from Snoop Dogg, this year’s Summerjam will feature the Southern California native as the main headliner. The artist list of performers reads like a who’s who in the reggae field today.
Alongside Snoop Lion, Gentleman, Alborosie, Busy Signal, Morgan Heritage, Fat Freddy’s Drop and over thirty other performers and DJs will grace the stage in Germany. With past performers featured from the American friendly reggae-rock genre, such as SOJA, J Boog, Groundation and Collie Buddz, this year, the quintessential Los Angeles reggae band, The Aggrolites will receive the full spotlight from the European reggae enthusiasts.
With this particular festival spawning in 1985 and continuing on with the 28th edition this coming July, from July 5th – 7th. Past performers include Steel Pulse, Jimmy Cliff, Dennis Brown, Black Uhuru, Burning Spear, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Half Pint, Sean Paul and a slew of other all-stars.
Festivals can serve as a launching pad for a prosperous touring years to come, making the best live impression on the thousands of fans present for an artist’s particular set. With many of these bands being familiar with the European touring circuit, this reggae festival will be a family gathering of reggae music performers, lovers and promoters from all corners of the country.
If the logistics are in place for you to take part in Summerjam 2013, your ticket, transportation and lodging will not be wasted with the 28th edition’s festival lineup!
For more details regarding Summerjam 2013, follow the links below.
Summerjam 2013 Lineup:
Alborosie & Shengen Clan
Busy Signal & High Voltage
Romain Virgo & Unit Band
Fat Freddy’s Drop
Protoje & Indiggnation
Chronixx & ZincFence Band
Article By: Kris Siuta
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